Employee Spotlight: Brenna Burke, Marketing Programs & Digital Marketing Intern

Where did you grow up?
Salem, MA

What was your first or strangest job?
My first job was working as a cashier for a family owned pizza shop in Salem.

What do you like most about your current job?
I love that I have the ability and the opportunity to learn from every person on my team. Each individual takes the time to make sure I understand their role and responsibilities, as well as how they fit into the company. I have been able to dabble in various areas of marketing and gain useful skills that will carry me throughout the rest of my career.

What is your greatest accomplishment, work or personal?
My greatest accomplishment was when I moved to Madrid, Spain for a full academic school year to teach English in an elementary school. I had no real experience teaching, had never lived in a Spanish speaking country before, and didn't know anyone when I first moved, so it was quite the experience!

Tell us a fun fact about you.
I have traveled to 17 different countries and 4 different continents.

Pick three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing. Friendly. Honest.

What is one thing on your bucket list?
I would love to go to the rest of the seven continents. I just need to decide which is next: Asia, Australia, or Antarctica.

What is your favorite quote?
A stanza from Emily Dickinson's poem "Hope" is the Thing With Feathers:
"'Hope" is the thing with feathers/ That perches in the soul/ And sings the tune without the words/ and never stops at all"

Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
I love to read. Mainly thrillers and murder mysteries.

You’re about to perform in a karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
"I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys

If you could hang out with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
A comedian and actress named Nicole Byer. She is the definition of a raw, genuine, and confident person. Plus, she makes me laugh all the time!